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Tuesday, May 17, 2005


10 a.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Bldg. 48-109

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
Contract Celebration


10 a.m.
Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Quantum Coherance in Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Weng Chow, Sandia Lab
521 Cory Hall, campus

11 a.m.
Dynamics in Magnetic Micro- and Nanostructures
Burkard Hillebrands, Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern
Bldg. 2-2202

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Multilayer-Coated EUV Telescopes for the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly Instrument Aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
Regina Soufli, LLNL
Bldg. 6-2202


Morning Editions:
Mushroom and Swiss Omelette with Hashbrowns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: 2 Pancakes, 2 Eggs, and 2 Sausages
Market Carvery: Sweet and Sour Chicken
Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with French Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
Chu at the all-hands meeting

Full House For First
All-Hands Meeting

"The good news is that we have a new contract!" Lab Director Steve Chu exclaimed to open his first "State-of-the-Lab" talk yesterday in the Building 50 auditorium. During his talk the director covered a number of topics in addition to the new contract. He praised the legacy of Lab founder, E.O. Lawrence, expressed confidence that Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman will be an advocate for science, stressed the need for improving safety, and made a strong case for revitalizing the Lab's infrastructure. A story on the talk will appear in the May 27 issue of The View. While the contract is a public document, it will not be posted online until early June. Copies of the contract on a CD can be obtained by calling x5345.


Radiation, Laser Safety
Precautions for Students

Summer students will soon be coming to the Lab to work with researchers on projects involving the use of radioactive material, radiation-producing machines, and lasers.   With that in mind, EH&S offers a few reminders regarding Radiological Work Authorization (RWA), Sealed Source Authorization (SSA), and the Laser Safety Program. Go here for a full list of guidelines.


Celebrate the New
Contract Today

As a reminder to employees, Director Chu is hosting a gathering in the cafeteria today to celebrate the new management contract that was recently awarded to the University of California to run Berkeley Lab. It will also recognize the efforts of the Contract Acquisition Team in helping to win the contract. The event runs from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.


Preventing Attacks
On Lab Computers

This month's Computer Protection Program Brown Bag Event will feature Jim Mellander, who will speak on "Boyz from Brazil and Related Attacks against Lab Computers." This event starts at noon this Thursday in Building 70A-3377. Bring your lunch and your questions.


Former Miss USA
Remembers the Lab

Remenyi in 1966

Maria Cantrell returned to El Cerrito High, her alma mater, this past weekend to serve as grand marshal of a parade honoring the school. After graduating, she went on to study physics at UC Berkeley and, during that time, worked at the Lab's Bevatron. She went on to win the 1966 Miss USA pageant. Go here to read a Contra Costa Times story on her return to the Bay Area (registration required), and here to read a brief View item on Cantrell's (nee Remenyi) work at the Lab, entitled "Bevatrons and Beauty Queens."

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